Tennessee Top Ten

With apologies to David Letterman, here are the top 10 reasons Tennessee lost to Florida 23-13 Saturday in Gainesville:

10. Brandon James' 51-yard return of the opening kickoff gave the Gators a short-field score and a quick 3-0 lead.

9. The game was in The Swamp.

8. Lane Kiffin made too many disparaging remarks about Urban Meyer and the Gators last winter.

7. Lane Kiffin didn't make enough disparaging remarks about Urban Meyer and the Gators last winter.

6. Tennessee's offense fell asleep in the third quarter (7 plays, 9 net yards), enabling Florida to bump its lead from 13-6 to 23-6.

5. The game was in The Swamp.

4. The Gators have more quality players.

3. Tim Tebow broke too many tackles, especially on clutch third-down plays.

2. Tennessee couldn't muster enough passing attack to complement its ground game.

1. The game was in The Swamp.


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